The NFL's hurry-up: Why we'll see more of it this year

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) sets the offence while playing against the...

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) sets the offence while playing against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter of their NFL pre-season football game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 9, 2013. (REUTERS)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

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When the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants start practising the hurry-up offence, you realize just how much of it we’re likely to see in the NFL this season.

Probably a lot.

Up-tempo is the on the upswing in the NFL again, thanks to the success the New England Patriots have had with it, starting in 2011 but especially last year.

“New England did it and did it well. It kept defences off-balance,” Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said in a training-camp interview. “So what we do in this league, we study, and we are constantly looking for ways to be effective. And that seems to be a way.”


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